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theresa may is promising a £20 billion a year increase in nhs funding in england, but she admits taxes will have to go up as well. across the nation taxpayers will have to contribute a bit more in a fair and balanced way to support the nhs we all use. in return for the extra funding, the nhs will have to produce a 10—year plan to ensure all the money is well spent. transformation is essential, so we will be doing transformation, whatever the funding. it is the only way we can survive in the future in meeting the expectations of our patients. we'll be asking if there's any detail in the prime minister's plans and we'll be getting reaction from a hospital in ipswich. also tonight... on the us border with mexico — trump's immigration policies under attack from a wide range of people, including the president's own family. new details about the man who bombed a london tube train last year — his foster parents speak out about the lack of information from the authorities. i felt betrayed by social services
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because i have been a loyal worker for ao—odd years. and i just felt that they should have shared something like that with me. we meet the chechen leader who tells us there are no gay people in his country. we don't have homeowner, what did you call it? homosexuality, we do not even know that word. and, in injury time, harry kane digs england out of a hole against tunisia in their world cup opener. later in the hour we will have sportsday on the bbc news channel with all the latest, reports, interviews and features. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news.
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good evening. the prime minister is under growing pressure to explain how she will fund a £20 billion annual increase for the nhs in england, by the year 2023. speaking at a hospital in london, theresa may repeated her claim that part of the increase would come from a so—called "brexit dividend", but went on to confirm that taxes would have to rise at the same time. extra money would also be made available to scotland, wales and northern ireland, as our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. as autographs go, it is not a bad one to collect. why not? 14—year—old jade's plaster cast bears the prime minister's name. she has also signed up to a truly enormous commitment of more taxpayers‘ money year after year after yearfor the nhs. the nhs needs to be able to plan for the future with ambition and confidence. we cannot continue to put a sticking plaster on the nhs budget each year,
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so we will do more than simply give the nhs a one—off injection of cash. an extra 20 billion year by 2023 after inflation. less than the historical average but more than recently. a huge sum, but who will pay? are you telling working families to get ready to pay more tax? as a country we will need to contribute a bit more. taxpayers will need to contribute a bit more but we will do that in a fair and balanced way. she claimed too some of the cash would come back from brexit. technically, as boris johnson argued, before he was the foreign secretary going off to meetings like this in geneva today, payments to the eu will stop. but look carefully as he maybe didn't. 0fficial forecasts suggest after brexit and there will be less cash to go around. do you accept it is at best highly uncertain and at worst misleading to suggest that money will come back
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from the european union? that money will be coming back and we will be spending it on our priorities and the nhs is our number one priority. let's see. expect alongside national insurance to go up perhaps or tax thresholds to freeze. these new plans for the nhs will be funded by increases in borrowing, the tories putting up borrowing and increases in taxation. what jeremy hunt and theresa may have to do is level with the british people and tell them which taxes are going up. will patients and members of the public be willing to stump up? yes and no depending whether it goes to the nhs. i think the fear is you pay it and then it will go somewhere else instead. if you ask that question to an able—bodied person, and they are working, i don't see their argument as to why they shouldn't pay. you have the lower class people, the middle—class, they don't really earn much to be able to supply for the family as well as paying tax for the nhs at the same time. this is a big promise
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and a big change. until recently the prime minister said there was no magic money tree somewhere for health. she hasn't found it but the politics have moved and she has changed her mind. but ploughing billions more is the comparatively easy part. deciding who will pay is much harder and it is still to come. health bosses aren't even really sure if this post—dated cheque will be enough, but the government has made the promise before deciding who takes the strain. laura kuenssberg, bbc news. the prime minister insisted that the nhs had to play its part to ensure that every penny was well spent. the chief executive of nhs england, simon stevens, has been asked to work with senior doctors to come up with a 10—year plan looking at productivity, staffing and key areas such as mental health and cancer survival. 0ur health editor hugh pym has been to ipswich to see where reform may be needed. monday morning at ipswich hospital
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and it is no quieter than most other days. no longer do winter pressures ease off in the summer months, as patient numbers coming through the doors keep on rising. a senior doctor here is crawford jamieson. he is leading attempts to improve how his hospital works. he told me the new money was welcome but it would not on its own solve the problem of patients ending up in hospital when they could have been looked after elsewhere. if we just carry on as before we are doomed in terms of meeting expectations. things have to change faster than they have traditionally in the nhs history. it isa traditionally in the nhs history. it is a quiet revolution of putting patients at central, working as organisations who work together around that. diane freeman is a patient who arrived today. she has a chest infection and may be in for a couple of days. diane says she's grateful for the treatment she has
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had so what does she think of the new money coming to the nhs? u nfortu nately, new money coming to the nhs? unfortunately, there are ways i think they could save money but there is always money needed. mental health is one of the prime minister's priorities. rebecca who isa minister's priorities. rebecca who is a senior nurse takes the senior lead in this area in the hospital. herjob includes liaising with community mental health providers and she says previous underfunding must now be put right. we absolutely need more money into mental health care. we have seen investment into physical health care and we have seen some recent physical health care and we have seen some recent investment into the mental health trust but we need money we can use together to support individuals
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in their emotional and mental well—being. in their emotional and mental well-being. from the start of the nhs under different governments, health spending growth has averaged 3.7%a year health spending growth has averaged 3.7% a year after inflation. after the coalition it fell back to i.i%. now the government plans to give nhs england 3.4% a year. it is still below the uk's long—run average. under the plans scotland, wales and northern ireland are set to receive £4 billion a year extra by 2023. as well as the resourcing of hospital ca re well as the resourcing of hospital care there is a recognition there needs to be greater focus on health ca re a cross needs to be greater focus on health care across local communities so patients can be looked after at home or closer to it. here there is frustration about resources. this local gp said more money is needed to prevent people from needing hospital care. need to improve the funding gap between the hospital and the community services to narrow that gap. at the moment, that is huge. there are plenty of demands on the new money. there are no detailed set of social care financing. how the money will be spent is the big
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u na nswered the money will be spent is the big unanswered question. hugh pym, bbc news, ipswich. president trump says he will not allow the united states to become a "migrant camp", as he faces increasing criticism for the policy of separating migrant children from their parents, at the country's border with mexico. nearly 1,000 children have been affected by the policy in the past few weeks. the first lady melania trump has expressed her concern about the situation, and called for changes in immigration rules, as our north america correspondent nick bryant reports. children held in what looked like cages. the trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy being put into action at this detention centre in texas. it is notjust the much vaunted border wall that the administration hopes will act as a deterrent to those who cross the mexican border illegally, but also this wire mesh fencing. la perrera, the detainees are calling it, the dog kennel. and in these dusty facilities, the trump administration is not just detaining children, but separating them from their parents.
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nearly 2000 sons and daughters have been taken away from their mothers and fathers in just over a month long period. this man was separated from his teenage son. translation: it was hard, the ha rd est translation: it was hard, the hardest day for me. i thought i was losing my son. this photo of a two—year—old honduran girl crying as us border patrol agents searched her mother has crystallised concerns and complaints. they have come from the former first lady laura bush who said, this zero tolerance policy is cruel. "it is immoral and it breaks my heart. " and remarkably, the present first lady's office also issued a statement. "mrs trump hates to see children separated from their families. she believes we need to be a country that follows all laws but also a country that governs with heart." but her husband's hardline stance on immigration was a key reason why he now occupies the white house.
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and he defended the crackdown today. the united states will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility. it will not be. you look at what is happening in europe, you look at what is happening in other places, we cannot allow that to happen to the united states, not on my watch. donald trump has also taken aim at angela merkel‘s germany, claiming that immigrants have caused a spike in crime. that last claim is false. the german crime rate is at its lowest rate for 30 years. critics of the president claimed he was trying to distract attention from what is happening in these detention centres. this one, a converted walmart store near the mexican border. he has also been accused of using the detained children as bargaining chips, to get congressional funding
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from democrats for the border wall. the zero tolerance policy means zero humanity and it makes zero cents. these are some of the most searing images of the trump presidency so far. tonight we have heard some of the most searing sounds. released by a us news organisation and said to be audio of children crying who were separated from their parents. this policy is supposed to protect american borders but is it destroying american ideals? nick bryant, bbc news, washington. the german chancellor angela merkel held a meeting with the italian prime minister tonight to discuss europe's migrant crisis. last week italy's new government closed its ports to the migrant rescue ship aquarius, which was carrying hundreds of people. in the past four years germany has accepted around 1.4 million migrants while around 700,000 have arrived in italy by boat. the issue of migration is proving a challenge to angela merkel‘s leadership as her coalition partners
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are pushing for tighter controls in germany. our europe editor katya adler is in berlin. in your view, how difficult will it be for the chancellor to find some kind of solution to this? this is a fiendishly complicated issue. donald trump really stirred the controversy today as we heard in nick bryant's report, suggesting the german people we re report, suggesting the german people were turning on their leadership because of spiralling migration and crime rates. this is rather unfair. overall, crime rates in germany are down. and 50%, angela merkel‘s popularity rating is one many world leaders would dream of. but it is true that she has been very much weakened by her liberal migration policies, and that is why she is convinced that her political and the
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future of the european union depend on finding a common and accepted workable pan—european solution on migration and asylum. think back to the height of the migrant crisis in 2015. what an example of european disunity of countries slammed their borders shut thinking of themselves and not their european neighbours trying to keep the migrants out. the problem has been left to fester ever since then and across europe we have seen since then and across europe we have seen the rise of tougher migration and nationalist parties making finding that common solution all the much harder. so expect now a flurry of diplomatic activity ahead of a new eu leaders summit in berlin. angela merkel met the entirely on prime minister last night. —— tonight. tomorrow it is the turn of the french president. the stakes and the french president. the stakes and the odds are high. thank you. three men have died after being struck by a freight train, near a station in south—east london. spray cans were found near the scene, in an area popular with graffiti artists.
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british transport police were called to loughborough junction station early this morning, as our correspondent sophie long reports. early this morning, just as the rush—hour reached its peak, a train driver passing this part of the track near brixton in south london reported seeing bodies on the line. ambulance workers found three young men, two 23—year—olds and another, who wasjust 19. police believe they could have been killed some hours before. we were called at 7:34 this morning to loughboroughjunction to reports that three bodies had been found on the tracks. officers attended and, sadly, three men were declared dead at the scene. it is believed that they died earlier in the morning and their injuries are consistent with having been hit by a train. spray cans were found nearby, prompting speculation that the men could have been graffiti artists. that is one line of enquiry that police are now investigating, but as you can see here, there is very little space between the tracks and the walls that have been sprayed. the three who died here were all from the london area.
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their families will tonight be trying to come to terms with their loss. meanwhile, police are continuing their investigation into what they were doing and why they were on the tracks at a point where there is no safe refuge. sophie long, bbc news, south london. a brief look at some of the day's other other news stories. the government has lost yet another vote in the house of lords tonight, over its brexit plans. peers backed a call to give parliament a bigger say, in the event of a "no deal" departure from the eu. the proposals will go back to the commons for debate on wednesday. the so—called "stay put" policy used by the fire brigade at the grenfell tower fire, was fatally undermined by the building's refurbishment, according to evidence presented to the inquiry today. the first of four expert witnesses, dr barbara lane, listed a series of problems with the way the cladding and windows were fitted over the original concrete building, for which the "stay put" policy had been designed. the government is establishing
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a panel of medical experts to advise ministers on the use of medicinal cannabis. it comes after a 12—year—old boy with severe epilepsy was given special dispensation by the home secretary to use the drug. a landlord from northumberland has been jailed for 8.5 years, after forcing vulnerable tenants to work in his take—away, in return for alcohol and drugs. 46—year—old harjit bariana had been found guilty of modern day slavery charges at an earlier hearing at newcastle crown court. a review of what the authorities knew about the man who placed a bomb at parsons green tube station in london, has revealed a series of errors in how he was handled. experts considered removing ahmed hassan from a list of extremists, days before he planted his device. 51 people were injured in the attack last september, as our correspondent dominic casciani reports. there is is the card he sent me for my birthday.
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penny and ron jones, foster carers for 40 years, looking back at cards from their last teenager, ahmed hassan. like 268 young people before him, they dedicated time and energy to give him a fresh start in life. but they weren't told that the iraqi 18—year—old had been trained to kill by the islamic state terror group. the bomb he built in their home partially detonated on the london underground. he is serving a life sentence, but would pennyjones have given him a chance had she known how dangerous he was? no, he wouldn't have come here. no way. i can't put my family at risk. i was told that he had been captured at the age of 11, by isis and he had witnessed people being killed and then he had got away. and that he was frightened of them. hassan buying parts for his bomb.
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today the government revealed surrey county council and police delayed acting after hassan told immigration officials about his links to the terror group. the council took six months to put hassan in the national deradicalisation scheme. but despite that referral, he was not seen by deradicalisation experts. his turbulent mental health was not fully examined and police and the council did not review his progress. can everyone get back to the main road? thank you very much. and ten days before hassan's attack, the council's expert panel considered closing his case. today, thejoneses say they have been told they are no longer fit to foster, but surrey says it is still talking to them. i feel betrayed by surrey county council. totally betrayed. and we are now in a situation that we are getting ourselves into debt because we cannot pay our bills. surrey county council says it is sorry for its mistakes. thejoneses say they have no regrets
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about their years of providing a loving home for children. dominic casciani, bbc news. england have won their opening game at a football world cup for the first time in over a decade. gareth southgate's side won by 2 goals to 1 against tunisia tonight with captain harry kane scoring twice, including a late injury—time winner. our sports editor dan roan watched the game and hejoins us now from volgograd. in england's build—up to russia 28 tea m in england's build—up to russia 28 team was remarkably trouble—free with none of the usual injuries, dramas or expectation that has contributed to their failure is at recent major tournaments. but tonight it was all on the line, this was the true acid test against a tunisia side that could not be taken for granted. they have the potential
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to be tough problem than we were about to find out what england were made. they may have only been small in number but the 2000 england fans who came here to volgograd found themselves at one of the most important sites in russian history. formerly stalingrad, the city was seen formerly stalingrad, the city was seen to one of the most brutal battles in world war ii. amid such moving surroundings, england knew their focus had to moving surroundings, england knew theirfocus had to be here, on the pitch, as their world cupjourney got under way. welcome to volgograd. their first challenge was during the warm up to content with a swarm of flies that had descended here. nine of the starting line—up were making their first appearance at a world cup but a youthful team had been told to play without fear and they did exactly that. jesse lingard brilliantly denied. that is a super save. jesse lingard so close to scoring for england. despite sooner
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pulling off another great save, it was the goalkeeper‘s misfortune that the ball fell to harry kane. put in by the captain, harry kane. the sense of unity that has defined the build—up to the tournament was apparent. gareth southgate's team off to the perfect start. although the flies continued to be a nuisance, england were proving just as much of a menace, jesse lingard squandering a golden chance to make it two. tunisia offered little up front but then kyle walker did this. the defender blunder punished by ferjani sassi from the spot. and he scores. england responded well, harry kane was unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty. but although several more chances were created, time and again they lacked the composure to regain the lead. with tunisia sitting back after the restart, the game slowed and
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england's few chances restricted to set pieces as frustration mounted. but with time and hope running out, england finally found an answer.m is in from harry kane again! the captain coming to his side's rescue when they needed him most. here is how much the finale meant to the manager. england able to celebrate winning its first opening match at a world cup for 12 years. there are two goal hero delighted. so proud of the lads, it is tough. i thought we played really well and deserved to be ahead. we could have scored a few more. i thought it looked like penalty. credit to the lads, we kept going and that is what these games are about. you go to the last second. buzzing. we gave ourselves a great platform to build from. they had so much to be pleased about tonight, in particular for me, the level of performance. but there is still a lot of work to do. i knew living when came into this
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tournament as an unknown quantity, but having proved they can succeed at this level, tonight feels like an important first step in their bid to restore belief. massively important result for england. it will bring such confidence, really encouraging performance. there will be tougher opponents that lie ahead and it was an uneven display, the second half performance lacking the intensity of the first buddha was a deserved victory having carved at so many chancesin victory having carved at so many chances in that first half. what does it mean? if england can beat panama on sunday, they will have qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament for the last 16 and it all means but that match against belgium, the group favourites does not seem quite so daunting. harry kane is often referred to as the one true world—class player for england, a prolific striker for spurs and premier league and he proved his importance to night, handling the
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pressure and fully justifying importance to night, handling the pressure and fullyjustifying the decision by gareth southgate to make him captain. to put the resulting contacts, look at the difficulties that some of the other big teams have based at this tournament, the likes of spain and brazil and argentina, none of their managing wins in their opening match and germany actually lost theirs, this isa germany actually lost theirs, this is a big purging display by england. only a start, but an enjoyable one. chechnya's leader has hit back at claims that he used the egyptian footballer mo salah for political propaganda. ramzan kadyrov, who has been accused of a string of human rights abuses including the torture and murder of homosexuals, engineered a joint appearance with the liverpool player in the chechen capital grozny, where the egyptian team has its world cup training camp. he's been speaking exclusively to our correspondent steve rosenberg. at vladimir putin's world cup, there is one place in russia where sport and politics are proving hard to separate. this is grozny, chechnya.
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the egyptian team has its world cup base here. fit again after injury, liverpool's mo salah is trying to focus on football, but he has faced some distractions. a week ago, mo salah was paraded around the stadium by chechnya's controversial leader. ramzan kadyrov is on the us sanctions list. he has been accused of gross violations of human rights. but he was still happy to invite us to his palace. mr kadyrov was a former chechen rebel who switched to the kremlin side and he rules chechnya like his own personalfiefdom. your critics say that you used mo salah for political propaganda, for self—promotion, did you? translation: everyone plays here. even maradona, but we never use this kind of thing for politics.
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our enemies are paid to write things like that. i didn't invite mo salah or the egyptian team. they chose us themselves. of course, politicians all over the world love photo opportunities with stars, but what made this one controversial, what makes the egyptian team's presence in chechnya controversial is the reputation of ramzan kadyrov as one of the most powerful and most feared men in russia. driving around grozny, you can see that chechnya under ramzan kadyrov has risen from the ashes, from the rubble of two wars, but at what cost? human rights groups say he has created a climate of fear, they accuse his security forces of arbitrary arrests and torture and of targeting chechnya's gay community. extra judicial executions, forced disappearance of opponents, persecution of homosexuals,
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these are the allegations made against you in chechnya. is this true? translation: the people who write these things, i do not consider them people. we do not have homo... homo... what did you call it? homosexuality? we don't even know that word. we don't talk about gays. we don't have a single one. here, a man is a man. a woman is a woman. a dog is a dog. in chechnya, people cherish their customs, their faith. they are a peace—loving nation, their leader says. but it is ramzan kadyrov‘s image which jars with what fifa claims the world cup is about, bringing people together. steve rosenberg, bbc news, grozny. against a background of turmoil on parts of the rail network
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an independent train company has started running services on a line in cumbria where northern rail services have been suspended for a month. there was widespread anger among business and residents in the lake district when trains between oxenholme and windermere were replaced by buses. danny savage reports on the emergence of west coast railways and the impact it's had. the branch line to windermere in the lake district has become a symbol of northern rail‘s problems. while other routes are subject to a reduced timetable, all the services on this line have been axed for a month and replaced by buses. that is until today. when a privately owned and trained became the bus—replacement rail service. we were expecting to get a bus that would probably take much longer and make our journey a bit more boring. but now we're on a train, which is much better.
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a good thing? a really good thing, yeah. quickerjourney, nicer than being stuck on a bus, which we didn't want to do in the first place.


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